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if you don't have a fixed wing license then its 30 hours minimum with an instructor and 10 hours solo flight time.

Your first have to get your medical done. Then you do whatever ground training and then you have to log the hours. Included in the time you must do 3 hours of cross country, 3 hours of night that include a shorter cross country and a few takeoff landings all with instructor. As art of your solo flight time you need 3 hours of solo cross country. Then you take the written test and then oral and flight tests.
 

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uh... alot more than that! a whole lot more than that.
well from what I've been coming across thats about the gist of the FAA req's for private rating.

FAA Part 61 Helicopter Private Pilot Certification Requirements

For a Helicopter Rating:

Dual: 20 hours of helicopter flight training with an instructor on the Private Pilot areas of operation that includes:
3 hours of cross-country flight training in a helicopter
3 hours of night flight training in a helicopter, that includes at least
1 cross-country flight of over 50 nautical miles total distance; and
10 takeoffs and 10 landings with each involving a flight in the traffic pattern.
3 hours of flight training in a helicopter within the preceding 60 days prior to the practical test.
Solo: 10 hours of solo flying in a helicopter on the Private Pilot areas of operation, that includes:
3 hours of solo cross-country flying;
1 solo cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance with 3 points and one segment of at least 25 nautical miles between takeoff and landing; and
3 takeoffs and landings at a controlled airport
I can confirm all of what I'm finding on the internet with a friend of my Dad who is a flight instructor for both fixed wing and helicopter if you would like.
 

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ok instead of being lazy I pulled the info from the FAA

this is for private license which I assumed you were asking about

(c) For a helicopter rating. Except as provided in paragraph (k) of this section, a person who applies for a private pilot certificate with rotorcraft category and helicopter class rating must log at least 40 hours of flight time that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training in the areas of operation listed in §61.107(b)(3) of this part, and the training must include at least—

(1) 3 hours of cross-country flight training in a helicopter;

(2) Except as provided in §61.110 of this part, 3 hours of night flight training in a helicopter that includes—

(i) One cross-country flight of over 50 nautical miles total distance; and

(ii) 10 takeoffs and 10 landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport.

(3) 3 hours of flight training in preparation for the practical test in a helicopter, which must have been performed within 60 days preceding the date of the test; and

(4) 10 hours of solo flight time in a helicopter, consisting of at least—

(i) 3 hours cross-country time;

(ii) One solo cross-country flight of at least 75 nautical miles total distance, with landings at a minimum of three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of at least 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and

(iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.
taken from http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div5&view=text&node=14:2.0.1.1.2&idno=14#14:2.0.1.1.2.5.1.2

it is part c of § 61.109 Aeronautical experience
 

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Yes, that will get you your helicopter endorsement but then youll need your check flight to fly a turbine (high performance rating) helo..
 
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